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plants in the states of kansas, oklahoma, and texas. so a major part of the country will be affected by this. known as utility market h utilil force 1,100 of our factories to retrofit or close their doors. the closure of u.s. coal-fired power plants will accelerate during the next ten years because of this utility rule. the e.p.a.'s expected announcement on the utility rule comes just after this issued another rule that will cost an additional thousands of american jobs because start january 1, the e.p.a. will begin requiring utilities to reduce power plant emissions that may cause air quality complications in neighboring states. that regulation, called the cross-state air regulation rule, or caspar, will require plants to install costly technologies in exchange for minimal environmental gains. the combined economic impact of the two regulations that i've just mentioned -- the combined economic impact of that is alarming. the indiana energy association estimates that the cost of these rulers will be between $6.5 billion and $7.3 billion just in my hone stat own state of india. and wh
in texas. >> i heard about that. >> where the governor mandated -- there was a lot written about his former chief of staff, lobbyist for your company. it was a case study in how involvement in public policy can get you any hornet's nest of trouble. >> i agree. the story is many years old. >> wasn't under your watch. >> the point i was making is it got recycled in the context of a political campaign were among other things we were told this drug which prevents most cases of cervical cancer, the vast majority cause mental retardation in girls. the level of political discourse around it was very low. the fact of the matter is governor perry signed an executive order. you probably know the texas legislature -- interesting innovation in that it needs only every other year--maybe that is a good thing. i am not sure. in the interim he decided that given what he had learned not just from the lobbyists that his own public health people about the importance of this vaccine in terms of preventing cervical cancers that he would violate executive order. it created a firestorm in texas because the diffic
also are fortunate to have another former house member to move my colleague, charlie stenholm of texas was probably had more than a passing interest on the subject. and i'm sure he will help as we start this discussion. let's go to john who's moderating it today. john, the floor is yours. >> i'm going to say a few things now but i'm going to turn to david and aaron for more substantive remarks and there was a something in the end as well. what we are hoping to do today is really just look at where we are in redistricting. a process we do every 10 years. we are not done yet. we are certainly well along the way, but a number of states are done, some are not quite yet even released their plans, and many are under challenge or there's some question as to what the final plan will look like. what we would like to do is get a sense of how it's going to benefit republicans and democrats, where the seats have moved, where the mighty competitive seats or not, what is income and protection, a question of creating majority minority districts. where the whole set of issues we want to get a landscap
those investments, tie down that oil and encourage that pipeline to go not to houston, texas, but to vancouver, canada and then on ships to china. and i would ask unanimous consent that both the full text of these articles be submitted and appear in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. hoeven: thank you, senator isakson. did you have some more you wanted to add? i know you want to leave, and are on a tight time line. mr. isakson isakson: just thankr your leadership. it's been out standing. mr. hoeven: thank you, senator isakson. thanks for being here. now i will turn to senator hutchison from texas. we have actually 40 senators already on this legislation. 40 senators. it is bipartisan. you know, this is something we absolutely need to move on. i spoke with the canadian ambassador today, ambassador duer. he talked about how they're already looking at western routes to send this oil to chiefnlt so this oil is going to be produced -- oil to china. so this oil is going to be produced. it's going to be produced. the question is, does it come to the united sta
: motion is entered. the senator from texas. there will be order. mrs. hutchison: mr. president, i come to the floor today to discuss and pass the risk-based security screening for members of the armed forces act. how many times have you been at an airport screening line, you're getting ready to go through the machines that are going to determine that you're safe to travel, and standing right there in the line is a man or woman in their military fighting gear, their camouflage and their combat boots, and they're having to take off their combat boots, many times in their two-week r & r period between their stints in afghanistan or iraq, and you think, oh, my gosh, i mean, that is just unbelievable that our military people who are putting their lives on the line, who are sacrificing so much are having to go through a procedure that just doesn't have a commonsense feel about it? so, last week senator rockefeller, senator burr, and i introduced senate bill 1954, the risk-based security screening for members of the armed forces act. the bill was a modification of the house companion bill tha
? >> guest: from arlington. arlington, texas passed a bond issue to give jerry jones $300 million free and clear to build his college mahal. it's a beautiful stadium. it's clean, it's safe, it's gorgeous and it's highly expensive, and the reason he built it was so he could charge higher ticket prices and more expensive meals and drinks and parking. and you know it's spiral -- financial spiral that they are hitting the fans with on both ends, not just in the stadium at concessions for ticket prices, but frankly as taxpayers. c-span: how widespread is the funding of stadiums around the country in all sports? >> guest: well, it's ludicrous. it's everywhere. it's hard to name a stadium, particularly in the nfl these days, that doesn't have some degree of public financing. in new jersey right now, the new york giants are playing in a brand new stadium while the state of new jersey still owes $110 million on a stadium that was just demolished to become a parking lot for the new stadium. so there are actually communities in this country that are carrying huge, in some cases, hundred million d
underway, we're going to take you to an event with anita perry, the wife of republican candidate and texas governor rick perry who campaigned on behalf of her husband in hudson, new hampshire, speaking on monday with the ladies auxiliary of the veterans of foreign war. and this is about 30 minutes. >> great. well, thank you. thank you. how are you? >> i'm joe and i live in hudson. >> oh, thank you. >> and i happen to work on your husband's campaign. >> i'm anita. thank you. >> i noticed you were rubbing your hands inside. was that indicative of something? >> cold a little bit? a little bit cooler than what we got. >> it's that time of year when you're trying to -- you really want to do it. [inaudible conversations] >> thank you so much. we appreciate all your help. thank you. >> thank you. anita perry, good morning. your hands are cold. >> yes, my hand >> are you irish? >> probably, i don't know. maybe. anita perry. >> hello, it's so nice to meet you. >> thank you all. thank you all for coming. >> welcome back to new hampshire. insof >> you look great there. >> it makes a difference. i tol
-highest, 22.2. third highest of florida, 19.4, texas, 16.4 is foreign-born. .. >> host: how did you come here originally? >> caller: i came originally to the states as a result of my ambition. when i was in asia i was listening to the voice of america, the sound of music, admiring so much of the values of the american people, culture is represented the decency of human beings. and their ambitions of a human being. and then i came here, i was employed and then i'd, you know, i got married that i met a lady, that i love, got married and became a citizen. >> host: you first came on what kind of these are? >> caller: a diplomatic visa. >> host: and as you watched and listened to our country debate immigration policy now, what are your thoughts about the big debate in this country? >> caller: well, i think it used to be the kind of immigration, the policy that was selected based mostly on business interest, that the laws were supportive of bringing in workers, laborers who were cheap laborers, or those who can work the jobs that the americans, and occasional american wouldn't do. and over the year
. president, i thank the senator from texas. i know that her objection was on behalf of the republican senate leader. i would appeal to him and all republicans on that side of the aisle. let's get down to the business of extending this payroll tax cut for working families and maintaining the unemployment insurance to help millions of americans, and let's get it done before we even consider leaving for this holiday season, and i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senator from texas. mrs. hutchison: mr. president, at a time when our economy is staggering, global unrest making long-term energy supplies uncertain, we are going to eventually be able to take up a bill that has been passed by the house that would bypass the president's decision to postpone until 2013 after the elections next year a domestic infrastructure project that promises 20,000 immediate jobs and 118,000 spinoff jobs and provides a stable energy source from our trusted neighbor canada. after three years of unprecedented reviews by state and federal agencies, the administration decided to delay the keystone x.l. pipeli
younger american to have a personal social security savings account along the chilean and texas models. there's a long out year impact on spending. there's steps to take on medicaid and medicare with huge outnear effects on spending. i would never say that the richest country in the world can't sustain what it needs to do in foreign and defense policy, but do it as efficiently as we can, and that's not the key to balancing the budget. his $2 trillion deficit is more domestic and entitlements than defense. >> governor in >> with two boys in the u.s. navy, i think about their future, and our posture. it puts it in a different context all together. first, debt. when we have $15 trillion in debt and rising, it's got to be seen as something other than just debt. i believe it's got to be seen as something as a national security problem because you don't grow. when you are 70% debt to gdp, there's a sluggish impact on the ability to get on your feet, and if you want to see coming attractions on the debt side, former senior negotiator of january pa ten years ago, they are entering their third
campaigning with their bus tours in iowa today. congresswoman michele bachmann, texas governor rick perry and former house speaker newt gingrich all touring some of iowa's smaller towns as the ap reports looking for supporters one at a time and hoping to present a challenge to front runner mitt romney. the former massachusetts governor is also scheduled to return to iowa today after having visited new hampshire where the primaries will be held in two weeks. and you can always follow the candidates on their road to the white house online. just go to c-span.org/campaign 2012. >> our coverage from iowa continues later today when we're covering an occupy des moines meeting, and we'll have that for you later in our prime time schedule. and just a reminder that for all things campaign-related, we've got a clearinghouse available for you online. from the trail speeches and town hall meetings, also links to the candidates and related editorials and endorsements. >>> former kansas senator and republican presidential candidate bob dole was honored in october this year at a gala celebrating his publ
iowa poll. congressman ron paul of texas in second place. the caucuses are scheduled for next tuesday, january 3. live coverage now here on c-span. ♪ ♪ ♪ [background sounds] [background sounds] [background sounds] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> again who on c-span2 we are live from des moines, iowa, where we're waiting for republican presidential candidate mitt romney told a campaign rally in the parking lot at the local grocery store there. we will be joined by new jersey governor chris christie. our live coverage will get underway with a candidate in just a few minutes. later here on the c-span networks more live campaign events. on c-span former house speaker newt gingrich will hold a town hall meeting also in des moines. he will be joined by frank months live at 11 a.m. eastern on c-span. later in the day rick santorum will meet with voters in marshalltown iowa. you can watch live coverage at 6:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> again, we're waiting for republican presidential candidate mitt romney to arrive to b
george w. bush. robin is joining us in austin, texas. good morning. >> caller: hi. i enjoy what you have said. i was kind of surprised eventually -- especially since. [inaudible] i was just being sarcastic. can we all get along, okay? i'm a realist. i'm the real old texan, and i see things as you do in engineering point of way. and yet, can tear us apart has bought on the point of getting along, specifically with regard to u.s. and china relations, can you elaborate. >> guest: i think this is coming up, very important issue for the united states and china. there are many things that unite state and china do not agree on. we don't agree on taiwan. we don't agree on how much it should be a value with. we don't agree on lots of things. human rights in china. but this is one thing that i think the u.s. and china agree on. we don't want nuclear weapons in north korea. and we don't want to see the north korean regime continued in his stride for nuclear weapons. so this is something where the united states and china can cooperate. it's very important that they share information about what is go
project. mr. chairman, ideal the rest of my time to mr. green of texas. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank my ranking member four-line be to issue a statement. i'm extreme adjustment with the state department's announcement of additional lay -- to lay at least 15 months to grant a permit of xl pipeline. it's been 38 months, three years and too much since transcanada first found an application to the department of state to build and operate the keys and project. this demonstrates its already extensive review has gone towards the project in the other international pipelines were granted with an 18-24 months but it's in a national interest of a secure stable source of crude oil. now there are thousands of jobs online at our economy still needs, is still trying to recover. i represent five refineries in the houston area who would like to be a customer of our closest neighbor to the north. i'm disappointed with the direction the administration has taken a note the project can afford this unnecessary delay. unfortunately, i do know are construction workers cannot afford delay. mr. chairman, i ap
the company. because employees turn on their tv, saw the company was bankrupt. the traders brought in texas beer and they started partying. a lot of other employees simply started taking furniture. so they wielded their chairs out the front door. they took potted plants. they loaded up anything they could come and they headed out the front door. we had i think have a dozen or eight satellite trucks out in front filming all of this, and it was just absolutely surreal. and that was really not even the end of the crisis. i mean, it continued going long, long after that. >> john, do you expect and cropsey to be the way that this story was going to end speak with well, sorting not initially. we started this would really as a corporate conflict of interest story. you know, back in august, september of 2001 thinking okay, and a fast and has found a way to make some extra bucks, maybe at the shareholders expense. so it really, you know, you never foresaw the snowballing that this would have. i don't think i really figured they were toast until that november 8 sec filing, would have basically renoun
district new york. judge carter earned his b.a. from texas university, 1991; j.d. from harvard, 1994. judge carter's legal career began in 1996 as a staff attorney, criminal defense division, legal aid society new york. in 2000, he became staff attorney, federal defender's division. the nominee became affiliated with the federal defenders of new york in 2005, first as staff attorney, one year later as supervising attorney. his federal practice included drug cases, gun cases, and immigration fraud. in 200, judge carter was appointed -- in 2009, judge carter was appointed to his current position, u.s. magistrate, eastern district new york, where he is primarily responsible for handling civil matters. the american bar association's standing committee on the federal judiciary has rated judge carter with a unanimous qualified rating. the third nominee is james rodney gilstrap to be district judge, eastern district texas, a seat that is deemed to be a judicial emergency. mr. gilstrap received a b.a. from harvard -- or from baylor, 1978; j.d., baylor university school of law, 1981. mr. gilstrap se
: the senator from texas. mr. cornyn: madam president, i'm disappointmented but more than disappointed, i look forward 20 that explanation. i hope it will be -- there will be an opportunity to have a colloquy and a discussion here on the floor so the american people can see why when a piece of legislation that enjoys such broad bipartisan support can't even get a vote, when people watch what's happening in washington these day, i think they're tempted to avert their gaze because they ask the question of me and i'm sure when, madam president, you're back in north carolina, people will say, why can't people get anything done? well, it's because, unfortunately, because of things like this. these are technical objections that are not based on the substance or the merits of the legislation. i respect the chairman of the armed services committee who says there is an objection on the democratic side and he is personally not making that objection but is on behalf of some unnamed other party. hypocrite that person will be -- i hope that person will be named. i hope they will come to the floor. i hope t
approval of a 1700-mile oil pipeline from canada to texas. the obama administration said that decision will not come until late next year. the house is voting on a bill today that would require a decision on the pipeline within 60 days. the house foreign affairs committee last week held a hearing on the pipeline. .. so much of the trade issues, terrorism issues and even the non-proliferation issues. all of these are in the orbit of the responsibility of the subcommittee, but this week, this house passed sanctions aimed at iran's energy sector, a nuclear-armed iran would hugely damage security in the persian gulf. it's just a reminder to us of the role played by energy, the reality that the united states is in a competitive situation, competing with china. energy prices in china are 20% higher than energy prices here in the united states. and yet, and yet the question is going forward, are we going to be able to access energy at a lower cost or are we going to foreclose those possibilities? we sit here today at this hearing at a time when we already have layoffs in the united states rel
, and that's just a shot i took, and, oh, i think that was houston, texas, a thousand years ago, i mean, 20 years ago. new orleans -- c-span: you have to ask permission to take these? >> guest: yes, i usually get mono-release, and this is 5 relative of mine in the log cabin where my great grandfather and grandfather was born. that's a relative who was 90 years old at the time when i took that paragraph. i got the permission there. that was in rhode island, just a back place i went. i loved those kids, and she looked relaxed. c-span: do they say no? >> guest: occasionally, but the library of congress, and i don't necessarily need to, but i do, and the horses didn't give me trouble. this was in montana at a dude ranch. the oldest dude ranch in montana, maybe even in the united states. an old dude ranch. a great place, way out there. i ran up, and i saw clint black, oh, oh, i have to take a photograph. at that time, i had my four by five, this big old camera, and i ran up, and he said i'm in the middle of a song, once i finish, he i just got one shot. c-span: did he know who you were? >> guest
and has served the state of texas as governor for more than a decade. his home state has created more than 1 million jobs during his 10 years as a governor even as america lost jobs. >> a former proud textan, would you welcome america's jobs governor and republican candidate for president, rick perry. mra[applause] >> thank you. you're a sweetheart. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much. it's an honor to be here and i just told the owns of this great restaurant -- i had a couple of my folks who came by last night and had dinner here so they said it's the best italian they had ever had, so quite a compliment, i would say. and quite a structure. we were down at the cafe earlier and they were telling about moving this place from where it was down main street. as they relocated here on the riverbanks, so it is good to be in spencer, iowa. we have had a good -- i think we're working on 18 hours. we don't stay anywhere for very long but it's been hospitable but thank you all for coming out and i want to say thank you for your help and for your support and for helping set up today and make
through pipeline back down from -- all with the way from alberta into texas. according to austin boulsby, the former obama chairman of the council of economic advisors -- keep in mind he's on their side -- he said -- quote -- "it's a bit naive to think the star sands would not be developed if they don't build that pipeline." he went on to say "eventually it's going to be built. it may go to the pacific, through nebraska, but it's going to be built somewhere." and they go ahead and talk about the fact that they have already approved a way of getting it to the -- out to the west coast of -- of canada, and be shipped to china. so this is something that is -- is -- there just is no justification for stopping it other than the political justification. other than that administration looking at the far left environmentalists and all started up in nebraska, they said there's one little area that might not want it, so what do they do in nebraska? they got together and changed the routeing of it so it goes through an area where there's no opposition. and still no pipeline. so i think that, you kno
to use your brakes this year, which was just amazing. texas, some areas under three feet down in water. three feet down. our major snowfall that we had in the northern rockies also alerted folks down the river in the missouri river valley to flood once i'm working on another ltp or two major rivers open up spillways, just to relieve the pressure. so everywhere you the comment extremes not only because of the different seasons, but also extremes that are built on extremes. if we did not have these thousand iraqis and that we would have had the missouri river flood. we've seen in 25 years they had to go back to this weather dissemination. i mean, how we can get weather -- it was the morning news. there is sometimes a news show and there is six and 11. then comes the weather channel in 1982, were you get everywhere you want. if years after that, local on the eighth. and now, if it takes you eight seconds to get your weather, you're still on your phone. right? i mean, that's how quick things are certainly changing. a seven day forecast is probably as good as a five day was. about 20 years
steps as well. >> thank you. >> the lady's time expired. with that, the gentleman from texas, five minutes. >> thank you. good to see you again. >> you too. >> i want to go back to something i said in my opening statement, and maybe the conversation you had with market share, but what i want to talk about is something you were just eluding to, and that is your new business is priced differently than your old business was because turns out your old business probably wasn't priced appropriately because you didn't have enough money to cover that, and so now the -- the fund levels are actually would be much worse than they are today if you had not had the fairly substantial increase in market share, would you say that's true? >> i think there's no question that the quality of the new loans that we're making has helped balanced losses on the old loans. as i said earlier, that is the -- the congress set us up to be counter silly call, and so this is not something we intended. in fact, we're working to decrease the market share, and that's beginning to have an effect, but certainly, the n
management in government we apply in our manufacturing companies. the texas locker today to plan the modernization of the port of charleston than it is killing to take to modernize the panama canal. now, that is just plain incompetence. that is the government bureaucracy which has ground down to a level that is unbelievable. i remind people that when you have an aircraft carrier out here, we've fought the entire second world war from december the seventh, 1941, to victory over japan in august of 1945. it is three years in eight months. in 44 months we defeat nazi germany, and imperial japan. recently took 23 years to add a fifth runway. now, that is all -- this is of humanly created incompetence. .. governor reagan campaigned on it. his program for job creation was for things, one, cut taxes, two cut regulations, three, favor american energy, four, praise the people who create jobs. now what is the obama model? the exact opposite. raise taxes, increase regulations, be against the american energy and attack the people who create jobs. exactly backwards. what was the result of the
. that is from the washington post. fran is in texas and makes 50 to $150,000. >> good morning. how are you? president obama makes a good speech. is what he does. it is not his words that count. it is his actions. his actions have failed immeasurably. he can cite tax the rich all you want to but until they reform the tax code and give us a flat tax the millionaires will always find a way to keep their money and people don't seem to understand that. you can tax them five times as much but as long as they come hire lobbyists and liars they're going to get around it. >> host: silver hill, alabama, mary makes under $150,000. >> you can see this segment in its entirety at c-span video library at c-span.org. we are going live to the u.s. senate where we expect majority leader harry reid to setup a procedural vote for later in the week on the payroll tax cuts. expires at the end of the month. democrats want to extend the tax cut and paste for it within a one.9% surtax on people with annual incomes over $1 million. we are also likely to hear senators speaking about the nomination of richard quarter
the texas dream act. how do you see that? >> um, so repealing health care, the health care law would have a tremendous negative impact on young adults. obviously, we've heard about the one million young adults who have gained health insurance under the new law. but what many people don't realize are some of the gains that are just, just down the road for young adults. so there's about 20 million uninsured young adults. over 8 million of them would be covered under the medicaid expansion under the health care law. right now in most states if you are a childless young adult, you can't qualify for medicaid even if you are, you know, under the poverty line. um, so this by 2014, that's going to be expanded, so like i said, about 8 million could qualify. and you have another about 10 million that could qualify for subsidies in the exchange, so you're talking about, you know, over 15 million young adults who would gain, potentially gain health insurance in 2014 if health care law, you know, is allowed to continue and to be fully implemented. so going backwards is, you know, obviously, i think ex
have been the homeless liaison in san antonio, texas. last year we've enrolled 3171 homeless students in san antonio isd. 56% increase over the year before and we're on track for another increased this year. about 80% of the homeless students we serve lived in doubled up situations staying with other people because they have no other place to go. we can debate hud homeless persons had homeless. but in reality they are all the same kids. families and youth cannot find space in the shelters or the shelters don't have the space that their families. so they are all, what's left is just for them to be doubled up. they bounce from one situation to another. in san antonio there isn't a double a population, a motel population and a shelter population. it's all one group. a homeless population. however, they are defined. they are here and they will be here. they are not counted in our view of homelessness, it will be extremely skewed. and when we talk about ending homelessness in five or 10 years, we must realize that we cannot do that without addressing the needs of our doubled up children an
at a macro level you some background of our army and where they come from. if you drew a line from west texas to kansas and out to north carolina, in the southeastern section, just under 50% of the year becomes familiar. about 40% of the army comes from there. in this region, about 15%. if you go to the west, about 24%. everything else is in the midwest. so we are heavily overrepresented in the southeast. in fact, what we have to look at his those qualifications to come in the military. there's about 36% of those young americans that are eligible and not southeastern section. or we take about 47%. so we overrepresented in even smaller population. it is important that we continue to reach out to all of america and that we are representing. the other thing interesting to me is that recruiter. about 30% of those who come into the military are within less than 50 miles at the military base. so they see the military. they see soldiers. our soldiers come from all over america. there's not towns and communities that are represented. what we ask our soldiers to do and leaders to do was go back home,
: the senator from texas is recognized. mr. cornyn: mr. president, i'd ask unanimous -- i would be glad to yield to the -- [inaudible] mr. cornyn: i was going to ask and will ask, mr. president, unanimous consent that i be recognized to speak as if in morning business for up to ten minutes. the presiding officer: without objection. the senior senator from michig michigan. mr. levin: mr. president, i would ask unanimous consent that when we return to the bill, which would be immediately after senator cornyn, that then we move immediately to the feinstein amendment number 1125 and that there be a 30-minute -- there be 30 minutes of debate evenly divided and that the vote would occur immediately following -- the presiding officer: the senator from texas is recognized. mr. cornyn: mr. president, i want to talk about something that is all too rare and that is bipartisan support for an important piece of legislation that not only fulfills america's commitments to our ally, taiwan, under the taiwan relations act of 1979, but helps stabilize a critical region of the world a
that, in most places other than texas, it's still nonrecourse but i have chewed up what little equity built in there and actually made it even more likely that i'm going to default or there will be a higher loss ratio on it. should, has there ever been discussion of policy on if i stack up, if i use what little equity i have in the property that the first should become recourse? >> i have not heard extensive discussion of that. there is certainly been a significant amount of discussion about whether to allow second liens. how to insure we don't get the same kind of problems that we've had in terms of the stacking of debt in first and second and thirds in many cases. that's clearly been a significant problem. i think it's important that we have policies that insure that doesn't happen going forward. >> gentleman's time has expired. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you to the committee for your tolerance. >> on behalf of the committee you're welcome. with that, ms. mccarthy from new york has five minutes. >> thank you, mr. chairman. and thank you for having it hearing. and thank you fo
at some of tonight's primetime programming across the c-span networks. is losing ground to texas congressman ron paul according to some recent polls. they join mitt romney as the top three candidates in the iowa polls. and our coverage from iowa will continue later today as we send our cameras to an occupied des moines meeting and a reminder that for all things campaign related we have got got a clearinghouse available for you on line. you can watch events from the trail, stump speeches and town hall meetings and also links to the candidates and related editorials and endorsements all that c-span.org/politics. spin michele bachmann is here though i understand, and she is thinking about running for president. which is weird because i hear she was born in canada. [laughter] yes michelle this is how it starts. [laughter] >> it still amazing to me washington d.c. office history, all these amazing buildings and yet here we are at the hilton. [laughter] the red carpet outside was amazing. who are you wearing? what does it matter i'm going into a hilton? >> the more than 9 million views
that stimulates job creation. not only will it not cost the american taxpayer one dime, the group from waco, texas, estimates that it will create hundreds of millions of dollars in local and state revenues. you know, our country faces some real challenges. one of those challenges, we've got to get people back to work. we have 8.6% unemployment, we have 13.3 million people looking for work. we need to get them back to work. so government needs to create the legal, tax, and regulatory environment that stimulates private investment and gets people back to work. this legislation, this project, helps do that. we've got a deficit and a debt. deficit of about $1.3 trillion, a debt that is now $15 trillion. when our president took office, our debt was $10 trillion. the national debt was $10 trillion. today it's $15 trillion. we got to get a grip on our spending. we've got to start finding savings but at the same time we've got to grow this economy. we have got to get private investment going and grow this economy. that growth in revenues and controlling our spending is what will reduce the deficit and the
charges the most that everybody from the doctors to the labs to the hospital. in texas you have a lot of illegal aliens coming. they have a baby. that babies are put on welfare rolls. the parents qualify because the hospitals need the money because costs are going up. it's just a real mess. as far as i said it's been created by government. so i would try to work out of this, but i would want to transition. so some of you if you see, you know, this is not the way, i don't want to be totally dependent on the government, i want to really promote these medical savings accounts so people can put their money aside, get off their taxes and buy their own insurance and pay cash to the doctor. you need to get the doctor-patient relationship back again. but it is a problem because there is dependency but as the economy gets worse that gets worse. if you took the food stamp issue, you know, it wasn't too long ago, 40 million people on food stamps now. then later on, 44. last week its 46. so what we have created is a catch-22. the worst thing, the more you need to spend what is medical care or foo
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in dallas, texas, the friendship-west baptist church. he took that church from a relatively small group of people to the multiple thousands that are represented there, but they do such extraordinary ministry to the community and to the nation. they fight for racial justice. they fight for social and economic parity. dr. haynes himself has devoted himself to transforming the lives of those whose backs are against the wall and those were disenfranchised. he has been there now for nearly 30 years. he is a well-trained young men, passionate -- bachelor degree and a doctor of ministry degree from the graduate theological foundation. he is also a radio show host, and come anything an extraordinary fashion, has revived for this generation the fusion of political insight and analysis, spiritual of human and a kind of commitment to a prophetic model of ministry that is sorely needed in a time when the prosperity gospel has absorbed all of the intellectual and theological space. now, when this man is preaching throughout the country, and he preaches a lot outside of his own church, he's like a ro
the average retiree nationwide, the average pension this year will be 8,350 rubles but, of course, we'll texas and adjust for inflation and will increase the pension significantly by 60% on average. now, as far as -- this is just an aside. as far as your question, it is a very important question. once again i would like to visit what yeltsin used to talk about. he talked about the municipal part of the meeting when i talked to him i remember there in grave detail share his ideas about strengthening the markup level of authority american people and i think it was exactly right as far as it is concerned because the municipal level of authority is the level in which people speaking figuratively reach out and touch. and this is the most important level because directly on its effectiveness depends the effectiveness of the work -- depends on the quality of life, everyday life, of the individual. there's the first thing. the second thing is we have to make sure that the municipal level of authority is self-sufficient as far as dealing with the issues that have been put on its agenda. and speaking ho
. so the construction of the pipeline would run from alberta, canada, to texas refineries along the gulf coast. it adds a lot of miles, a number of miles to the pipeline, although it would use existing pipelines that are in place now. we have thousands and thousands of miles of pipelines around the united states. building a pipeline is not an unusual thing. we have them over and over again. through our state, many pipelines run. and they provide the low-cost energy that helps us be competitive and helps create jobs. this construction project alone would add 20,000 american workers, high-paid american workers, jobs not funded by additional debt that we borrow in the united states, to try to artificially create jobs. real construction jobs and it would likely lead, experts tell us, to the creation of more than 100,000 jobs overall. this is a significant number of jobs. and in addition, as i said, would make us more energy secure and make us more able to contain the growth and the price of fuel because it would provide a large competitive source of fuel for america. when fully oper
in texas, there's 30 years experience, and we say to grandparents who will not be affected at all, do you mind 23 your grandchildren have control of the savings so no politician can rip them off and they are allowed to have two or three more times more retirement than they get from the government, and do you mind if your grandchildren decide the year they retire based on what they do rather than politicians tell them and do you care that your grrn increase the size of the american children by saving all this money that becomes capital. chill lay today, the size of their social security system is 72% of the economy. they are allowing them now to invest outside the country. the estimate -- two last thoughts on this, the estimate when first developed is over a generation you reduce income inequality by 15%. i'm waiting for the "new york times" to confirm this, that a personal social security savings account because every worker owns stocks and bonds, and every worker is a k358ist, every single person has a real estate, which you don't have under social security. the result is you lit
is this person is getting ready to go nuts? we have for example the gun shop owner killing in texas who saw the odd behavior of a customer and what he was buying and alerted law enforcement and probably prevented another massacre at fort hood. in this instance who knows what tipoff there would have been? but one of the things we focus on when i talk in my little preparatory remarks about shared responsibility and nationally, security is a shared responsibility with in the united states and a shared responsibility with local police officers but also a shared responsibility with the citizenry at large. that is the genesis of the see something say something machine. you are trying to at least increase the likelihood that you can pick up somebody before they start shooting. it is very difficult. >> great. >> thank you. ted baldwin with c f r. i went to second the pre clearance which very much is a big break for which is a long time coming. a lot of resistance historically from customs and border protection to expansion and pre clearance. the concern over the rest of 40. what do you do when you
funded jobs in texas, that is bs. when herman cain talks about somehow us in the budget in the year, it is absolutely totally impossible. but i do worry about whether or not my kids growing up, working with an ipad, are going to have some sense of where there's an air of authority. and it's a question i've got for you because it's interesting. you work for a network news operation which is in some ways in peril by some of the very technology that it's employing. so there's street demonstrations in cairo, and i don't have to wait for my friend brian williams but i'm not going to wait for my friend because whether it's on my mobile device or its on my mac, i'm going to be seeing dozens, maybe hundreds of the video from folks there, and i've got no clue who i might trust. how does one sort that out, particularly not from the sophisticated journalist but maybe a person sing in key accounts or paterson, new jersey, and goes on youtube and there are 50 videos of the demonstrations? >> i would have to disagree. made i'm not wearing a blue blazer but missing a certain chromosome. that said,
-span: by the way, again sorry to interrupt that ken starr the president of baylor university now is in waco texas in case people didn't know where it is and you wrote about the three that were the contestants, roger rosenblatt to who people would know from public television and two other gentlemen. do you remember their names? i'm trying to find them. mr. berger, edward herger. >> guest: he was actually the eventual winner. c-span: and elliott was. c-span: at the university of -- i went to see berger and west in person and they are different kind of styles of teaching. less is, he is not dry but he sort of is telling a story and telling the story about american history for many years. there and a lot of you know prior shenanigans going on in his classroom but i was sitting in an audience of two other people in the only visual aids he was putting up her sort of slides of historical photos. everyone was just sitting and listening to him because he kind of knew how to tell a story in there was a lot of information. he wasn't reading off of notes and just sort of staring down like this. he really was
and priority of the safety and we've already seen evidence of it in texas on the refinery that exploded and of an alaska years later where 5,000 barrels went out onto the snow because the failure to maintain their pipeline. so, people should have known, and it turns out people in the industry did know. some of them actually went to the ceo of bp to try to get a correction and successfully. this should create the capacity to make sure that the treaty comes up to a common standard of best practice, and those who don't are kicked out of the club. that which has consequences obviously to the regulator. >> bp said they were not a grossly negligent, were they? >> we were asked by the president of the chartered to get into that. we assigned the cause, but we did not determine liability. so i will to get into the very large -- >> you can say -- >> i won't get into the characterization of it is negligence or gross negligence that has huge financial consequences. i will leave that to the justice department could you understand is away on it. >> probably the most controversial statement in our rep
: the senator from texas. mr. cornyn: mr. president, if i may be permitted to just thank the distinguished chairman for that offer. i'm -- it's unclear to me how it actually will be executed. and all of this could have been avoided from my perspective if a simple unanimous consent request had been allowed to modify an amendment that i had that was not germane to make it germane so we could have a simple up-or-down vote, something that was really in the nature of a technical correction, which i would think as a matter of custom and courtesy would be allowed. but parntsly that's not the way things are operated. so all of these -- all of these convolutions are being engaged in simply to avoid an objection caused by -- an objection to a unanimous consent request to modify an amendment to make it germane, and it could all be avoided and we could have taken care of this in ten or 15 minutes. but i don't understand that the -- the distinguished chairman is actually making that unanimous consent request at this time. but i is merely explain what
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